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Milk tanker crash still under investigation
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BRODHEAD - Wisconsin 11 was opened at about 3 p.m. Saturday after 3,000 gallons of milk and 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled during a semi-tanker crash at about 4:30 a.m. near the intersection of Wis. 11 and 9th Street, according to Brian Raupp, Brodhead police department deputy chief.A spill recovery team from Loves Park, Ill, was called in to clean up the spill, which came about after the truck pulling a 6,000-gallon tank left the highway after colliding with a tree and coming to rest in a residential yard adjacent to the road, according to a press release from Brodhead Police Chief Thomas Moczynski, Saturday.The 41-year-old truck driver was taken to the Monroe Clinic to be treated for injuries, the release said.The spill recovery team dug up the potentially contaminated ground containing the spilled materials, covered it with a tarp and blocked off access to the material, Raupp said.At this time there is no evidence that any unsafe level of spilled materials made its way into city water supplies, according to the press release.The Wisconsin State Patrol, Green County Sheriff's Department, Albany Fire Department's Hazardous Materials Team, Green County Emergency Management and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources responded to the crash.The incident remains under investigation by the State Patrol and Brodhead police.